Yum – Cows Stomach and Hens Feet by Kirsty Butt

Hola from Peru! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.. Just thought I’d give you an update on my new life in Peru – to let you know how I’m getting on and to thank you again so much for your very kind donation! I have been living and working in the Aldea Infantil San Juan, Pucallpa, for almost four months now, and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone past! It is a village-like orphanage for around 70 kids, between […]

First Report by Hannah Moffatt

I leave to go to Peru in three weeks. It’s a bit unreal! I’ve been wanting to go on a Gap Year ever since I can remember, and since going to Peru with World Challenge two years ago that is where I have wanted to go. I’ve been so lucky to get a placement there, and I am excited about living and working in an orphanage for a year. I am looking forward to seeing the world with new eyes – and living in a […]

Tasty Hens Feet by Rachel Taylor

The last four months in Peru have been such a learning experience. I didn’t think there would be too many surprises for me in Peru, but I was very wrong. Every week I’m struck by the stories of Peruvian life. Whether it’s the amount of corruption on the streets of Lima or that kids in Pachacutec are being stolen off the streets. The kids in Pachacutec are a crazy bunch who I love working with. During the past few months I have had the chance […]

Kirsty Butt: Initial report

Having been the youngest in my year at school, a gap year has always been in the back of my mind. When I first applied to Project Trust, everyone thought it was just a crazy idea that I would never go through with. But when my acceptance letter arrived in September, informing me that I got a space for a one year placement in Peru, I was thrilled and got right into my fundraising, to prove everyone wrong! Having now raised my total of £4,950, […]

Rachel Taylor: Initial report

As I make final preparations for my trip but the whole thing doesn’t feel altogether real. Flights are booked, I have got my vaccinations and it is almost time to begin packing but I still can’t believe I am about to leave for six months in Peru. I am going to spend six months volunteering in education and community capacity building with Sandra and Edwar, who have been working in Lima for the past 25 years with a local church. My work will primarily be […]